Restaurants -> Full Bar

  • 100 Proof

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    Price: $

    Locations

    • 364 E. Broad St. Athens, GA 30601. 706-850-8500 View Map

    File Under: Bars and Clubs. Features: Full bar, outside seating. The Look: A college bar specializing in frozen drinks. A rooftop patio with a full service tiki bar with tall palm trees and a great view of downtown and campus. Drinks: A dozen frozen drink machines offer brain-freezing beverages. Plenty of shots and bombs to keep the party going into the wee hours of the night.

  • 5th Avenue Pizza

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    Price: $$

    Locations

    • 1260 Mars Hill Road Watkinsville, GA 30677. 706-705-1490

    File Under: Italian and Pizza. Features: Delivery, full bar, live music, outside seating, take-out. Hours: Lunch and dinner, seven days. The Look: Full-service space in an Oconee County shopping center. Menu: Slices, whole pies, subs, salads, stromboli, pasta, wraps and big desserts. It's a big menu and the portions match. Kids' meals, too.

  • 9d's Bar

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    Price: $

    Locations

    • 400 Clayton St. Athens, GA 30601. 706-461-0268 View Map

    File Under: Bars and Clubs. Features: Full bar, DJs/live music. The Look: This bar attracts anyone with the itch to dance. Get ready to sweat it out to the Backstreet Boys while packed onto the large dance floor. You may be tempted to wear your roller blades from middle school, but the stairwell up may prove tricky. Drinks: Buy a tall boy or a shot for your dancing needs, or enjoy a mixed drink but no drafts (they'll spill!). 

  • Agua Linda Mexican Restaurant & Cantina

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    Price: $$

    Locations

    • 2080 Timothy Road Athens, GA 30606. 706-543-0154 View Map

    • 1376 Prince Ave. Athens, GA 30601. 706-543-1500 View Map

    File Under: Mexican and Latin American. Features: Full bar, catering, outside seating, delivery. Hours: Lunch and dinner, seven days. The Look: Friendly and family-owned, Agua Linda has two locations: Prince and Timothy. Menu: Lots of Ameri-Mex standards (burrito supreme, etc.). Your kids can get chicken fingers, but if you're willing to be more adventurous, there's also horchata, Mexican-style tacos with al pastor or barbacoa, tortas and more. Drinks: Margaritas (frozen and non), bottled and draft beer, sangria and micheladas (beer cocktails).

  • Allgood Lounge

    allgoodlounge.com

    Price: $

    Locations

    • 256 E. Clayton St. Athens, GA 30601. 706-549-0166 View Map

    File Under: Bars and Clubs. Features: Full bar, outside seating. Hours: Opens at noon MonSat. The Look: Upstairs/downstairs, with a bar on each level, plus a bonus tiki bar on the second story outdoor patio. Relax all day long at this noon-opening bar, either inside at one of the deep and cozy booths or in the leafy, island paradise on the roof. Drinks: 20 rotating beers, 55 whiskeys, 18 tequilas and over 200 bottle beers, plus a build-your-own Bloody Mary bar daily, noon9 p.m. 

     

  • Amici

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    Price: $

    Locations

    • 233 E. Clayton St. Athens, GA 30601. 706-353-0000 View Map

    File Under: Pizza, Bars. Features: Trivia, catering, outside seating, art, take-out, delivery, full bar, Wi-Fi. Hours: Lunch and dinner, seven days. The Look: Casual dining space with dark wood, long bar and brick walls. Menu: This small Georgia chain focuses mostly on pizza and wings but also does sandwiches, pasta, salads and even soup. Get a slice, a pie or a calzone with your own combo of toppings or in a gourmet variety like the Muay Thai (chicken, cilantro, sweet chili sauce, feta, banana peppers, red onion). Drinks: Full bar with lots of draft choices. The Beer of the Month is usually a good craft brew.

  • Applebee's

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    Price: $$

    Locations

    • 2226 W. Broad St. Athens, GA 30606. 706-543-1339 View Map

    File Under: American. Features: Full bar, curbside pick-up. Hours: Lunch, dinner and late night, seven days.

  • Bar Georgia

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    Price: $

    Locations

    • 159 W. Clayton St. Athens, GA 30601. 706-850-9040

    File Under: Bars and Clubs. Features: Full bar, outside seating. The Look: An old-school dive bar for locals. Shoot pool or shoot the bull in a relaxed atmosphere. Live music and drag shows too. Drinks: Jello shots, local beers on tap and whiskey on ready.

  • Bar South

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    Price: $

    Locations

    • 104 E. Washington St. Athens, GA 30601. 706-850-1329 View Map

    File Under: Bars and Clubs. Features: Full bar, outside seating, live music. The Look: Spacious room both inside and out, this classic sports bar with lots of large TVs offers the perfect environment for a sports fan. Located near the Georgia Theatre, it features plentiful pool tables, darts and other slightly sporty ways to spend the evening. Drinks: Seven draft beer options and the usual suspects behind the bar, including several high-end whiskeys.

  • Beef 'O' Brady's

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    Price: $$

    Locations

    • 1860 Barnett Shoals Road Athens, GA 30605. 706-850-1916 View Map

    File Under: American, Bars. Features: Catering, outside seating, trivia, delivery, Wi-Fi. Hours: Lunch and dinner, seven days. The Look: Family-friendly pub franchise with a sports emphasis. Menu: Sports bar fare: burgers and sliders, sandwiches, wraps, salads, tasty wings, fried shrimp and fish and chips. Drinks: 22 beers on tap, 44 in the bottle. Try the signature sangria, mint mojito or spiked frozen lemonade.

  • Big Daddy Mike's Barbecue

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    Price: $

    Locations

    • 810 Hawthorne Ave. Athens, GA. 706-850-3888

    File Under: Downhome and BBQ. Hours: Lunch and dinner, Wed–Sun. Features: Catering, full bar, outside seating, take-out, live music. Menu: Competition-style barbecue with 12 different sauces made in house, including flavors like blackberry. Traditional and nontraditional sides, desserts made from scratch. Full bar with daily drink specials and signature drinks. 

  • Blind Pig Tavern

    blindpigtavern.com

    Price: $$

    Locations

    • 312 E. Washington St. Athens, GA 30601. 706-548-3442

    • 2440 W. Broad St. Athens, GA 30606. 706-208-7979 View Map

    • 2301 College Station Road Athens, GA 30605. 706-850-4919

    File Under: Sandwiches, Burgers and Chicken, Vegetarian-Friendly, Bars. Features: Catering, outside seating, trivia, delivery, Wi-Fi. Hours: Lunch, dinner and late night, seven days. The Look: Three locations of a longtime Athens sports bar, including the new downtown one (moved from Baldwin Street); the place for Signing Day. Menu: Bar food rules the day at Blind Pig, with burgers, wings, sandwiches, wraps, hot dogs, fried pickles and chili cheese fries, but you can find some other options, too. The Hot Healthy Mama plate includes blackened fish, spinach and black beans. Drinks: Beer on tap, more in the bottle, plus standard cocktails.

  • Blue Sky

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    Price: $

    Locations

    • 128 College Ave. Athens, GA 30601. 706-850-3153 View Map

    File Under: Bars and Clubs. Features: Full bar, outside seating. The Look: Hidden above its sister bar, Walker's Pub, Blue Sky is classy and cozy, a well-stocked bar with large windows looking out onto historic North Campus. It also has a rooftop patio with lots of privacy. Drinks: 300+ craft beers, 100+ scotches and a wide selection of bourbon and Irish whiskeys.

  • Boar's Head Lounge

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    Price: $

    Locations

    File Under: Bars and Clubs. Features: Full bar, live music, outside seating. The Look: As their Twitter account aptly states, this popular college bar is "three floors of alcohol induced shenanigans." An extensive and multi-tiered outdoor patio and deck often has live music, and downstairs you'll find a large bar in the middle of the room surrounded by pool, beer pong, popcorn machines and more. Drinks: Regular specials on already inexpensive drafts and wells. 

  • Bourbon Street

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    Price: $

    Locations

    • 333 E. Broad St. Athens, GA 30601. 706-369-1313 View Map

    File Under: Bars and Clubs. Features: Full bar, outside seating. The Look: New Orleans-inspired, this bar is a party all week with $1 kamikaze shots and nightly power hours featuring dirt cheap booze. A favorite spot for students and visitors looking for loud fun. Drinks: Cheap beer and liquor drinks including Pat O’Brien’s hurricanes and fishbowls. 

  • The Branded Butcher

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    Price: $$$$

    Locations

    • 225 N. Lumpkin St. Athens, GA 30601. 706-850-5152 View Map

    File Under: Something Different, Bars. Features: Full bar, art. Hours: Dinner and late night, seven days. Sunday brunch. The Look: Brick walls and a nice bar at the entrance, plus a hidden patio in the back. Menu: Innovative, charcuterie-driven and fun, this is a great place to expand your palate with items like ramp bratwurst. Omnivores can eat nose to tail, but vegetables are not neglected. Food specials at the bar, like a burger and oyster happy hour starting at 4 p.m. Drinks: Intelligent cocktails that hit the right mix of tradition and creativity; great selection of whiskey; excellent wines and some fun beers.

  • Brixx Wood Fired Pizza

    brixxpizza.com

    Price: $

    Locations

    • 135 W. Washington St. Athens, GA 30601. 706-395-1660 View Map

    File Under: Pizza, Vegetarian-Friendly. Features: Full bar, outside seating. Hours: Lunch, dinner and late night, seven days. The Look: Garage door on patio for nice-weather days, visible wood-burning oven. Menu: A wide variety of pasta, sandwiches, wraps and wood-fired pizzas, including gluten-free options. Lots of specialty pies, including dessert pizzas, or you can build your own. Drinks: 24 local and craft beers on draft, half-price bottles of wine on Sunday, cocktails.

  • Buddha Bar

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    Price: $

    Locations

    File Under: Bars and Clubs. Features: Full bar. The Look: A large golden buddha sits in the window beckoning you in with his smiling face. Inside, you'll find an Asian-themed college bar with high energy. Drinks: Sake bombs, champagne and shots. Oh my!

  • Buffalo's Café

    buffalos.com/athens

    Price: $$

    Locations

    • 196 Alps Road Athens, GA 30606. 706-354-6655 View Map

    File Under: American, Bars. Features: Catering, live music, trivia, delivery, Wi-Fi, full bar. Hours: Lunch and dinner, seven days. The Look: Wings and more in a family atmosphere. Trivia, line dancing and live bands weekly; large banquet rooms you can reserve; now with a Fatburger stand just inside the door. Menu: The wings come in 18 different flavors and range from mild to "Death Valley." Burgers, sandwiches, ribs, tacos, wraps, flatbreads and salads with a Southwestern accent. Drinks: 10 draft beers, wine and cocktails that incorporate hot sauce.

  • Butt Hutt Bar-B-Q

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    Price: $

    Locations

    • 480 Macon Hwy. Athens, GA 30606. 706-850-8511 View Map

    File Under: Downhome and BBQ. Features: Full bar, live music, catering, trivia, outside seating, delivery. Hours: Lunch and dinner, seven days. The Look: Casual, as you'd think. Menu: Giggle about the name, but the pulled pork is excellent, even sans sauce. Ribs are on point. A great salty, creamy potato salad incorporates bacon, and the chicken mull is wonderful. Drinks: Beer, liquor, frozen drinks.

  • The Cabin Room

    @CabinRoomAthens

    Price: $

    Locations

    • 321 E. Clayton St. Athens, GA 30601. 706-548-5888 View Map

    File Under: Bars and Clubs. Features: Full bar, outdoor seating. The Look: This cozy cabin themed bar with college games like beer pong and pool make this a casual place to hang out while feeling like you're in a country lodge. Drinks: Cheap well drinks and domestic beer during both happy hour and power hour.

  • Carrabba's Italian Grill

    carrabbas.com

    Price: $$$

    Locations

    • 3194 Atlanta Hwy. Athens, GA 30606. 706-546-9938 View Map

    File Under: Italian and Pizza. Features: Full bar, curbside pick-up. Hours: Dinner, seven days. Lunch, Sat and Sun.

  • Centro Bar

    @CentroAthens

    Price: $

    Locations

    • 400 E. Clayton St. Athens, GA 30601. No # specified

    File Under: Bars and Clubs. Features: Full bar, outdoor seating. The Look: A college bar with an upscale look, Centro has two bars and two stories, the second looking onto the first from a balcony. Drinks: Full bar with specialty cocktails like the Classic City Tom Collins and the East Clayton lemonade.

  • Champy's Famous Fried Chicken

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    Price: $

    Locations

    • 1120 Baxter St. Athens, GA 30606. 706-850-3092

    File Under: Sandwiches, Burgers and Chicken. Features: Full bar, take-out, catering. Hours: Lunch and dinner, seven days. The Look: Delta-style juke joint, crazy chicken-themed yard art. Menu: Fried chicken is the main offering, but don't miss the Delta hot tamales served with slaw and saltines. Other fried food like jalapenos, pickle spears, green tomatoes and catfish, plus frogs' legs and wings. Drinks: 40s of beer, plus a full bar and local brews on tap.

  • Cheddar's Casual Cafe

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    Price: $

    Locations

    • 1791 Oconee Connector Athens, GA 30606. 706-353-0217

    File Under: American. Features: Full bar, outside seating. Hours: Lunch and dinner, seven days.

  • Chili's Grill & Bar

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    Price: $

    Locations

    • 183 Alps Road Athens, GA 30606. 706-613-5405 View Map

    File Under: American. Features: Full bar, curbside pick-up, catering. Hours: Lunch and dinner, seven days.

  • Ciné Barcafé

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    Price: $

    Locations

    • 234 W. Hancock Ave. Athens, GA 30601. 706-353-3343 View Map

    File Under: Bars and Clubs. Features: Full bar, movies, art. The Look: Arthouse cinema, art gallery, meeting room, full bar in a retro space repurposed from a tire recapping plant. Drinks: Thoughtful selection of beer (draft and bottled), wine and liquor with specialty cocktails. Coffee, tea, sodas, local baked goods and fresh-popped popcorn. 

  • City Bar

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    Price: $

    Locations

    • 220 College Ave. Athens, GA 30601. 706-546-7612 View Map

    File Under: Bars and Clubs. Features: Full bar, outside seating. The Look: An elegant bar in a historic space with tall ceilings, hardwood bar and marble accents is an urban sanctuary. Drinks: A well stocked bar known for its martinis and cocktails like the Mantini and the Key Lime Pie. 

  • Cloud

    @CloudAthens

    Price: $

    Locations

    • 164 E. Clayton St. Athens, GA 30601. 706-613-7771 View Map

    File Under: Bars and Clubs. Features: Full bar. The Look: Climb up to this high energy bar on the second story featuring large TVs, plenty of space and a mesmerizing, color-changing bubble wall behind the bar. With spacious couches and seating areas and games to play with friends, this makes a great spot for groups of students to party. Drinks: Full bar. Drink specials posted on Twitter.

  • Copper Creek Brewing Company

    coppercreekathens.com

    Price: $$

    Locations

    • 140 E. Washington St. Athens, GA 30601. 706-546-1102 View Map

    File Under: Something Different, Bars. Features: Catering, trivia, delivery. Hours: Dinner and late night, seven days. Weekend brunch. The Look: Brewpub with a dark, quiet environment. Menu: Pub stuff with some international accents and American standards. Brunch includes hot wings alongside omelets and amaretto French toast. Drinks: Housemade beers may be Belgian, English, German, Scottish or American in style, and the long list of options changes constantly. Guest beers, too.

  • Country Rock Bar

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    Price: $

    Locations

    • 1700 Commerce Road Athens, GA 30607. No # specified View Map

    File Under: Bars and Clubs. Features: Full bar, live music. The Look: If you're looking for a line dance or a place to wear your cowboy hat, this is it. A little outside the Loop with dancing, live country music, pool tables, a huge dance floor and multiple bars. Drinks: Specialty drinks, cheap domestics and wells.

  • Cozy Bar

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    Price: $

    Locations

    • 179 Jackson St. Athens, GA 30601. No # specified. View Map

    File Under: Bars and Clubs. Features: Full bar. The Look: Hidden away in a downstairs spot on Jackson Street, this bar is a secret of Athens and a great place to sing karaoke. Drinks: Full bar specializing in sake bombs and popular Thai beers like Chang and Singha.

  • Craft Public House

    Price: $$

    Locations

    • 1040 Gaines School Road Athens, GA 30605. 706-850-4363

    File Under: American. Features: Full Bar.The Look: Gastropub in the Ansonborough development. Menu: Duck tacos, banh mi, hot entrees and the like. Opening August 2016.

  • Cutters Pub

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    Price: $

    Locations

    • 120 E. Clayton St. Athens, GA 30601. 706-353-9800 View Map

    File Under: Bars and Clubs. Features: Full bar, live music, outside seating. The Look: Everything you'd want in a traditional Irish pub. Pool, foosball, darts and more. You'll find a good mix of patrons here, from students to longtime Athens residents. Drinks: Cutter’s offers a full bar with regular specials on Yuengling and Dos Equis. Vodka slushies on tap.

  • Dawg House Bar & Grill

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    Price: $

    Locations

    • 1197 S. Lumpkin St. Athens, GA 30602. 706-548-0983 View Map

    File Under: American, Bars. Features: Hours: Dinner, seven days. The Look: Eatery inside of UGA's Georgia Center. Spend time with visiting friends, colleagues or family while watching sports games and enjoying the casual bar. Menu: Sandwiches, burgers, salads and entrees like spicy fish tacos, fried shrimp and chicken fingers. Drinks: A full bar offers a dozen of the most popular imports and domestics, plus a handful of craft beers, including three Terrapin brews.

  • DePalma's Italian Cafe

    depalmasitaliancafe.com

    Price: $$

    Locations

    • 2080 Timothy Road Athens, GA 30606. 706-552-1237 View Map

    • 1965 Barnett Shoals Road Athens, GA 30605. 706-369-0085 View Map

    • 401 E. Broad St. Athens, GA 30601. 706-354-6966 View Map

    File Under: Italian and Pizza, Vegetarian-Friendly. Features: Full bar, catering, outside seating, delivery. Hours: Lunch and dinner, seven days. The Look: Classic Italian with a little ritz but family friendly. Menu: Each location is different, but all have New York-style pizza, calzones, pasta, salads and desserts. The menu expands at dinner, with regular specials and nice entrees like shrimp charmaine or chicken scaloppini. Vegan, vegetarian, dairy-free and gluten-free customers are given full consideration. Drinks: Long wine list, mostly Italian; half-price off all bottles under $50 on Mondays at Timothy and Eastside locations.

  • Dos Palmas Restaurant & Cantina

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    Price: $$

    Locations

    • 3523 Atlanta Hwy. Athens, GA 30606. 706-353-7771 View Map

    File Under: Mexican, Vegetarian-Friendly. Features: Full bar, catering, delivery. Hours: Lunch and dinner, seven days. The Look: Big, beachy mural, chill atmosphere in a shopping center. Menu: Americanized Mexican staples: tacos, burritos, nachos, fajitas, quesadillas, big burritos, enchiladas, queso, fish tacos, fried ice cream. Drinks: More than 30 tequilas, a couple of draft beers, more in bottles.

  • The Double Barrel

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    Price: $

    Locations

    • 429 E. Broad St. Athens, GA 30601. No # specified. View Map

    File Under: Bars and Clubs. Features: Full bar, DJs, outdoor seating. The Look: Southern-themed bar named after Athens' famous double-barreled cannon. Drinks:  Signature cocktails like the Bacon Watson and Scarlett O'Hara.

  • Fatz Café

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    Price: $$

    Locations

    • 4115 Lexington Road Athens, GA 30605. 706-425-8780 View Map

    File Under: American. Features: Full bar, catering, Wi-Fi. Hours: Lunch and dinner, seven days.

  • Five & Ten

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    Price: $$$$

    Locations

    • 1073 S. Milledge Ave. Athens, GA 30606. 706-546-7300 View Map

    File Under: Something Different. Features: Full bar, reservations, catering, outside seating. Hours: Dinner, seven days. Sunday brunch. The Look: Hugh Acheson's flagship restaurant is on one of Athens' most beautiful streets in a superlatively renovated historic home. Menu: Serious dining that stays up on trends and pushes the envelope without being obnoxiously hip. Some items recur frequently, but there's always something new to eat, based on the season. Tuesday nights bring housemade ramen at the bar, Sunday nights are for fried chicken, and an early-evening three-course prix-fixe is low-priced. Drinks: The wine list is wide-ranging, pithily described and fun. The bar mixes unpretentious but smart cocktails and pours a great selection of ports, sherries, single-malts and the like.

  • Five Bar

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    Price: $$$

    Locations

    • 269 N. Hull St. Athens, GA 30601. 706-543-5515 View Map

    File Under: American, Bars. Features: Full bar. Hours: Dinner, Tue–Sun. Late night, Fri and Sat. Sunday brunch. The Look: Two levels of dining, lit by multiple chandeliers, but not formal. The Menu: Five options of snacks and entree, plus nightly specials, are a little bit Southern, a little bit Asian and all bar. Baked avocado, gyoza, cheeseburger, market catch from Destin and more. Brunch brings breakfast cheeseburgers and chicken and waffles. Drinks: Wine, beer and signature cocktails (all in groups of five, again).

  • Flanagan's

    flanagansathens.homestead.com

    Price: $

    Locations

    • 301 E. Clayton St. Athens, GA 30601. 706-208-9711 View Map

    File Under: Bars and Clubs. Features: Full bar, outside seating. The Look: A classic Irish pub with a brick and wood interior and a mezzanine lounge with water wall. This bar is at the center of downtown night life and is the sister bar to Half Moon Pub, located next door. Drinks: Full bar with daily specials on everything from cocktails to shots. Try the famous Irish Carbomb. 

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

    flickertheatreandbar.com

    Price: $

    Locations

    • 263 W. Washington St. Athens, GA 30601. 706-546-0039 View Map

    File Under: Bars and Clubs. Features: Full bar, live music, outside seating, movies. The Look: A popular townie performance venue with music, comedy, open mic and even movies, and of course the bar. There's always something to see. Drinks: A full bar with signature drinks and old-school cocktails. Try a Happy Meal–a shot of Jameson with a PBR.

  • The Foundry

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    Price: $$

    Locations

    • 295 E. Dougherty St. Athens, GA 30601. 706-549-7051 View Map

    File Under: American, Bars and Clubs. Features: Live music, outside seating, reservations, Wi-Fi. Hours: Dinner, seven days. The Look: You can eat at this music venue restaurant until 6 p.m. if you don't have tickets on a show night. Hotel guests and show ticket holders can dine until late. Menu: Revamped bar standards: salads, lots of burgers, barbecue sandwich, steaks, shrimp and grits, snacks. Drinks: A wide selection of wines, scotches, microbrews and craft beers.

  • Fuzzy's Taco Shop

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    Price: $

    Locations

    • 265 N. Lumpkin St. Athens, GA 30601. 706-353-0305 View Map

    File Under: Mexican, Bars. Features: Full bar, catering, counter service, outside seating, trivia. Hours: Lunch and dinner, seven days. Late night, Fri and Sat.

  • The Garden Grille

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    Price: $

    Locations

    • 390 E. Washington St. Athens, GA 30601. 706-353-6800 View Map

    File Under: American. Features: Full bar, buffet, catering, Wi-Fi. Hours: Breakfast and dinner, seven days. The Look: Full-service restaurant inside the Hilton Garden Inn Hotel. Menu: Breakfast can be cooked to order or assembled from the buffet (kids under 12 eat free). Steaks, burgers, pasta, salads and other all-American staples for dinner.

  • Gatsby

    Price: $

    Locations

    • 114 College Ave. Athens, GA 30601. 706-355-3060 View Map

    File Under: Bars and Clubs. Features: Full bar, live music. The Look: A bank turned bar with the vault to prove it, this stair-filled drinking spot near North Campus is popular with students and locals alike. The interior has wood features and beautiful globe lighting. Drinks: High-end cocktails are the focus here. Over a dozen aged scotches, limited-release bourbons, serious stuff.

  • Genco Import Co.

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    Price: $

    Locations

    • 246 E. Clayton St. Athens, GA 30601. 706-354-0203 View Map

    File Under: Bars and Clubs. Features: Full bar. The Look: A Corleone-inspired interior with a marble bar and mirrored wall. Drinks: Full bar with Patrón, Jäger and Fireball on tap. Try the Grape Kool-Aid cocktail.

  • General Beauregard's

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    Price: $

    Locations

    • 164 E. Clayton St. Athens, GA 30601. 706-543-8201 View Map

    File Under: Bars and Clubs. Features: Full bar, outside seating. The Look: Relive the Confederacy with chandeliers and velvet. Old times there are not forgotten. Drinks: Try their Dixieland Tea made with bourbon, sweet tea and a wedge of lemon served in a frosty mason jar.

  • George's Lowcountry Table

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    Price: $$$

    Locations

    • 2095 S. Milledge Ave. Athens, GA 30605. 706-548-3359 View Map

    File Under: American. Features: Full bar, weekend brunch, catering, live music, reservations, outside seating. Hours: Dinner, seven days. Weekend brunch. The Look: Quiet atmosphere, white tablecloths and attentive service. Old-school. Menu: Gulf and Carolina Coast cuisine: étouffée, shrimp and grits, sherry crab bisque, oysters (raw and cooked), peel-and-eat shrimp and more. Every table gets a basket of warm, housemade cheddar biscuits. Drinks: Wines from all over, a few beers and Southern-accented cocktails.

  • The Globe

    facebook.com/globe.athens

    Price: $

    Locations

    • 199 N. Lumpkin St. Athens, GA 30601. 706-353-4721 View Map

    File Under: Bars and Clubs, Sandwiches, Burgers and Chicken. Features: Live music, outside seating, Wi-Fi. The Look: Exposed brick interior, comfy couches and a big brass bar create a charming and relaxed atmosphere. Soccer and live music upstairs. Menu: Pub cuisine including fish and chips, burgers, sandwiches, vegetarian chili and housemade potato chips with gorgonzola sauce. Drinks: An eclectic selection of over 80 craft beers, 60 wines and 40 single-malt scotches.

  • Go Bar

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    Price: $

    Locations

    • 195 Prince Ave. Athens, GA 30601. 706-546-5609 View Map

    File Under: Bars and Clubs. Features: Full bar, live music/DJs, outside seating. The Look: This funky space is a great place to find a dance party raging late into the night. Anything goes here, and you're bound to find strange performace art happening some nights. With a large outdoor space enclosed by plants and illuminated by colorful lights strung above, you can join the party or watch from outside. Drinks: Bottled brews, cocktails and shots.

  • Grindhouse Killer Burgers

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    Price: $$

    Locations

    • 1553 S. Lumpkin St. Athens, GA 30605. 706-612-9327 View Map

    File Under: Burgers, Vegetarian-Friendly, Bars. Features: Full bar, counter service, outside seating. Hours: Lunch and dinner, seven days. The Look: Two-floor small chain out of Atlanta. Menu: Burgers are small, flat and super tasty, made with beef, turkey or beans and quinoa. Build your own or pick one of the restaurant's "burger styles." Handspun milkshakes, crinkle-cut fries, fried pimento cheese nuggets, salads, chili. Drinks: Domestics, imports and craft beers, wine, boozy milkshakes.

  • The Grotto

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    Price: $

    Locations

    • 140 E. Clayton St. Athens, GA 30601. 706-546-5609

    File Under: Bars and Clubs. Features: Full bar, live music. The Look: An intimate, underground hangout with live music. Drinks: Top shelf sipping whiskeys and fresh-fruit-driven cocktails.

  • Half Moon Pub

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    Price: $

    Locations

    • 301 E. Clayton St. Athens, GA 30601. 706-208-9711 View Map

    File Under: Bars and Clubs. Features: Full bar. The Look: If you like the energy at night but want a calmer place to drink, this bar is located in the middle of downtown but nestled underneath its sister bar, Flanagans. Enjoy a brew at the authentic Irish bar handcrafted on the Emerald Isle. Drinks: Several beers to choose from; known for its wine and whiskey selection.

  • The Hedges on Broad

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    Price: $

    Locations

    • 346 E. Broad St. Athens GA 30601. 706-850-8500

    File Under: Bars and Clubs. Featuring: Full bar, live music, outside seating. The Look: The ideal place for a Dawg to watch the games, Hedges has a huge screen for football-watching and a giant dance floor with a balcony, two bars and live music. Drinks: Fully stocked bar.

  • Heirloom Cafe and Fresh Market

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    Price: $$$

    Locations

    • 815 N. Chase St. Athens, GA 30601. 706-354-7901 View Map

    File Under: Something Different, Vegetarian-Friendly. Features: Full bar, catering, outside seating, art, Wi-Fi. Hours: Lunch, Mon–Fri. Dinner, Tue–Sat. Weekend brunch. The Look: Converted gas station includes a bocce court and a wonderful patio in a historic neighborhood. Menu: Lunch in the light-filled space is casual but refined, with soups, salads, sandwiches and quiche. The dinner menu changes more often, with interesting influences on Southern cuisine. Local providers are listed on a chalkboard. Brunch is busy for good reason. Vegetarians, vegans, the gluten-free and others with diet restrictions will be happy. Drinks: Artisan cocktails are seasonally driven, too, plus good wines and some non-frou-frou beers. Wine tastings on the second Tuesday each month.

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

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    Locations

    • 237 Prince Ave. Athens, GA 30601. 706-353-3050 View Map

    File Under: Coffee Houses and Bakeries, Bars, Sandwiches, Burgers and Chicken. Features: Full bar, catering, counter service, live music, art, Wi-Fi, outside seating. Hours: Open seven days. Lunch, seven days. Dinner Mon-Sat. The Look: Lots of varied seating options in this eclectic coffeehouse/restaurant/bar/music club in The Bottleworks. Menu: Coffee drinks, nitro coffee, teas and juices all day pair with muffins, cookies and savory scones or tasty prepacked chicken salad and zippy pimento cheese. Good burgers, hot sandwiches and salads for lunch and dinner. Drinks: Draft and bottled/canned craft beers, wine, craft cocktails (some involving coffee).

  • Hi-Lo Lounge

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    Price: $

    Locations

    • 1354 Prince Ave. Athens, GA 30606. 706-850-8561

    File Under: American, Bars. Features: Full bar, vegetarian friendly, counter service, live music, trivia. Hours: Dinner and late night, Mon–Sun. Lunch, Fri and Sat. Sunday brunch. The Look: Normaltown neighborhood bar attracts families early in the day but plenty of locals too. Menu: Hot dogs with lots of toppings and lots of veggie and vegan sandwiches. Sunday brunch features dishes such as a pierogi scramble, tempeh hash and the Guten Morgen (an open-faced reuben topped with a sunny side up egg). Drinks: Full bar with 14 draft beers (with one rotating nitro line) and a well-curated selection of bottles and cans. Classic cocktails.

  • Highwire Lounge

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    Price: $

    Locations

    • 269 N. Hull St. Athens, GA 30601. 706-543-8997 View Map

    File Under: Bars and Clubs. Features: Live music, trivia, outside seating, art. Hours: Dinner and late night, Mon–Sat. The Look: Upscale cocktail bar with soft lighting, reclaimed wood walls and live music. Menu: Snacks and heavier options from Trappeze, its sister bar, to which it connects. Drinks: High-end cocktails carefully crafted with small-batch liquors and fresh ingredients.

  • Hilltop Grille

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    Price: $$$

    Locations

    • 2310 W. Broad St. Athens, GA 30606. 706-353-7667 View Map

    File Under: American, Bars. Features: Reservations, live music, full bar, outside seating. Hours: Lunch and dinner, Tue–Sun. Dinner, Mon. Sunday brunch. The Look: Big Craftsman-style building with warm atmosphere, fireplaces, a big Jack Davis mural and a large patio. Menu: A step up from chains that go for the same kind of feeling, Hilltop Grille serves American comfort cuisine: artichoke dip, fried green tomatoes, crab cakes, Key lime pie, steaks, wedge salad, fried pork chop. Drinks: Large wooden bar serving beer, wine and cocktails with weekly happy hour specials.

  • Inoko Japanese Steak House

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    Price: $$$

    Locations

    • 161 Alps Road Athens, GA 30606. 706-546-8589 View Map

    File Under: Asian. Features: Full bar, reservations, delivery, take-out. Hours: Lunch and dinner, Sun–Fri. dinner, Sat. The Look: Hibachi cooked in front of you as entertainment with your meal. Menu: Combinations of ribeye steak, filet mignon, chicken, shrimp, scallops and lobster cooked on the grill, served with rice and veggies and paired with onion soup, salad and a shrimp appetizer. Discounts for college students and senior citizens. Smaller portions during lunch. Good selection of sushi.

  • Iron Factory

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    Price: $$

    Locations

    • 255 W. Washington St. Athens, GA 30601. 706-395-6877

    File Under: Asian, Vegetarian-Friendly. Features: Beer and wine, full bar, live music. Hours: Dinner and late night, seven days. The Look: Each table in the big space has its own grill in the middle and its own hood for venting; big patio outside and private karaoke rooms. Menu: The only Korean barbecue in Athens. Grill your own or let the servers cook your pork belly, steak, chicken, shrimp, prawns, fish of the day, mushrooms or mixed veggies, all of which come with salad, rice and side vegetables. Drinks: Korean soju and wine, plus sweet cocktails in addition to regular beer and wine.

  • Jerzee's Sports Bar

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    Price: $

    Locations

    • 420 E. Clayton St. Athens, GA 30601. 443-579-5566 View Map

    File Under: American, Bars and Clubs. Features: Live music/DJs. Hours: Dinner and late night, seven days. The Look: Sports bar by day, dance club by night frequented by students, athletes and locals. This huge space features a multitude of TVs for catching a game or watching music videos. Menu: All-American staples like burgers, wings and fries. Sunday brunch. Drinks: Ten beers on draft and many more in bottle.

  • Kumquat Mae Bakery Café

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    Price: $

    Locations

    • 1155 Mitchell Bridge Road Athens, GA. 706-850-1442

    File Under: American, Coffee Houses and Bakeries, Vegetarian-Friendly. Features: Beer and wine, live music, outdoor seating, catering, art, gluten-free options. Hours: Breakfast and lunch, Tue–Sat. Dinner, Thu–Sat. Sunday brunch. The Look: Warm and pleasant cafe with lots of different areas for seating. Menu: Breakfast until 4 p.m., with egg dishes, hash, pancakes and tofu scramble. Lunch and dinner (which ends at 7 p.m.) feature sandwiches, burgers (beef and veggie), chips and dips, salads and daily blue plate specials. Baked goods in the case all day. All dietary restrictions accommodated with cheer. Drinks: Regular beers, good beers, well-crafted cocktails, specials for teachers, military and police.

  • La Cabaña de Don Juan

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    Price: $$

    Locations

    • 2061 Hog Mountain Road Watkinsville, GA 30677. 706-769-4490

    File Under: Mexican and Latin American, Vegetarian-Friendly. Features: Full bar, Wi-Fi. Hours: Lunch and dinner, seven days. The Look: Americanized Mexican restaurant: booths, TVs, sombreros. Menu: Queso, burritos, combo plates, many varieties of fajitas and quesadillas, and lots of lunch specials, too. Drinks: Margaritas, Mexican beers and a few draft brews.

  • La Estrella

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    Price: $$

    Locations

    • 400 Hawthorne Ave. Athens, GA 30606. 706-353-8557 View Map

    File Under: Mexican. Features: Full bar. Hours: Breakfast, lunch and dinner, Wed–Mon. The Look: No frills but plenty of warmth, with awesome murals and beach-inspired decor. Menu: Breakfast starts a little late but is a nice option, with eggs and pancakes. The menu has all the Americanized standards but also wonderful seafood specialties (mojarra frita, caldo de siete mares) and excellent al pastor. Drinks: Margaritas plus beer and wine.

  • La Fiesta

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    Price: $$

    Locations

    • 1395 College Station Road Athens, GA 30605. 706-549-5933 View Map

    File Under: Mexican, Vegetarian–Friendly. Features: Full bar, catering, live music, outside seating, delivery. Hours: Lunch and dinner, seven days. The Look: Eastside restaurant with colorful decor and a large covered outdoor patio. Menu: Popular Americanized Mexican fare: burritos, enchiladas, fajitas, taquitos, nachos, tacos and quesadillas. Special entrees and combo plates. Drinks: Margaritas, Mexican beers, domestics and house wines.

  • Last Resort Grill

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    Price: $$$

    Locations

    • 184 W. Clayton St. Athens, GA 30601. 706-549-0810 View Map

    File Under: Something Different, Vegetarian-Friendly, Bars. Features: Outside seating, art. Hours: Dinner, seven days. Lunch, Mon–Sat. Sunday brunch. The Look: Exposed brick walls, tight but cheerful quarters. Menu: Southern meets Southwestern, with lots of black beans, corn, avocado and peppers alongside fried green tomatoes, peaches, black-eyed peas and bacon. Brunch has a line out the door for breakfast enchiladas, stuffed French toast and crab benedict. Drinks: American vodkas, gins and vermouths, as well as Armagnac, ice wine, Madeira, sherry and lots of wines by the bottle.

  • Little Kings Shuffle Club

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    Price: $

    Locations

    • 223 W. Hancock Ave. Athens, GA 30601. 706-369-3144 View Map

    File Under: Bars and Clubs. Features: Full bar, live music, trivia, outside seating, Wi-Fi. The Look: This standalone building houses a popular bar for the local crowd. Inside you'll find a brick interior with high ceilings; outside you'll find a large patio decked out with a camper, a boat, cornhole and more. This is a great place to find a dance party or drag show. Drinks: A wide variety of bottled beers and rotating drafts that include seasonal brews. Wines, too.

  • Live Wire

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    Price: $

    Locations

    • 227 W. Dougherty St. Athens, GA 30601. 706-543-8283 View Map

    File Under: Bars and Clubs. Features: Full bar, live music/DJs, outside seating. The Look: This all-purpose music venue has three stages two inside and one outside in a large beer garden with plenty of seating. Live Wire also focuses on production and has state-of-the-art audio and video capabilities. Drinks: A good assortment of craft and local brews and cocktails, as well as budget-friendly options.

  • Locos Grill & Pub

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    Price: $$

    Locations

    • 2020 Timothy Road Athens, GA 30606. 706-549-7700 View Map

    • 1985 Barnett Shoals Road Athens, GA 30605. 706-208-0911 View Map

    File Under: American, Vegetarian-Friendly, Bars. Features: Curbside pick-up (Timothy Road), delivery, live music (Timothy Road), trivia, catering, Wi-Fi, outside seating. Hours: Lunch and dinner, seven days. The Look: Local chain gone statewide has a focus on sports. Menu: Deli sandwiches, burgers with lots of toppings, salads, grilled cheese and chili combo, wings, fish tacos, and, surprisingly, lots of vegetarian options. Drinks: Fully stocked bar with inexpensive domestic beer available in pitchers or by the glass.

  • Logan's Roadhouse

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    Price: $$

    Locations

    • 3668 Atlanta Hwy. Athens, GA 30606. 706-227-9890 View Map

    File Under: American. Features: Full bar. Hours: Lunch and dinner, seven days.

  • Longhorn Steakhouse

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    Price: $$$

    Locations

    • 2170 W. Broad St. Athens, GA 30606. 706-548-0054 View Map

    File Under: American. Features: Full bar. Hours: Lunch and dinner, seven days.

  • Los Reyes Mexican Restaurant

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    Price: $

    Locations

    • 1880 Hwy. 29 N. Athens, GA 30601. 706-227-8308 View Map

    File Under: Mexican and South American. Features: Delivery, outside seating, full bar. Hours: Lunch and dinner, seven days. The Look: It might be in a gas station, but you wouldn't know it from the inside; new covered patio. Menu: A large menu of authentic Mexican fare. Excellent tacos (filled with cilantro, onions and fish, al pastor, barbacoa or lengua), big tortas, menudo and a molcajete full of grilled meats and veggies. Drinks: Margaritas, beer and beertails.

  • LRG Provisions

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    Price: $

    Locations

    • 1653 S. Lumpkin St. Athens, GA. 706-850-2020

    File Under: Something Different. Features: Catering, full bar, reservations. Hours: Dinner, Tue-Thu. The Look: Open, modern space with an enclosed porch. Menu: The catering base for Last Resort Grill also does dinner three nights a week (meat-and-three-inspired on Tue; dishes related to its big sister Wed-Thu), plus Friday and Saturday UGA home games, tailgate boxed lunches and other special events. Corn fritters are usually present, plus a tasty wedge salad that comes on the side of the entrees.

  • Lumpkin Street Station

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    Price: $

    Locations

    • 175 N. Lumpkin St. Athens, GA 30601. 706-850-5966

    File Under: Bars and Clubs. Features: Full bar, outside seating, live music. The Look: The sister bar to Ashley Street Station in Valdosta, this venue close to North Campus has a wide variety of live music. Drinks: A full bar with rotating local craft brews on draft and cheap domestics. 40+ bourbons.

  • Magnolias

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    Price: $

    Locations

    • 312 E. Broad St. Athens, GA 30601. 706-543-0797 View Map

    File Under: Bars and Clubs. Features: Full bar, outside seating. The Look: Across the street from North Campus is one of Athens' classic places to kick back a few. In the historic Frigidaire building, it's a two-story lounge with free pool upstairs and several large projection screens to watch the dawgs play while enjoying a beautiful view of both downtown and campus. Drinks: The usual array of brews behind the bar, plus daily deals on domestics and wells. 

  • The Manhattan Café

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    Price: $

    Locations

    • 337 N. Hull St. Athens, GA 30601. 706-369-9767 View Map

    File Under: Bars and Clubs. Features: Full bar, outside seating, DJs. The Look: Consistently a favorite of Athens locals for over 20 years. Vintage furniture that matches in a mismatched kind of way makes for a cozy hangout spot. Odds and ends hang from the ceiling, and a time-worn jukebox spins tunes. Drinks: Look around for specials on the chalkboard or elsewhere at the bar. Specialty cocktails, beer, wine, sangria and even sake. 

  • Marker 7 Coastal Grill

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    Price: $$

    Locations

    • 1195 Milledge Ave. Athens, GA 30605. 706-850-3451 View Map

    File Under: American. Features: Full bar, outside seating. Hours: Lunch and dinner, Tue–Sun. Dinner, Mon. Sunday brunch. The Look: Lots of outdoor seating in a beautifully renovated historic house. Menu: Georgia and Gulf seafood: lightly fried baskets of seafood, peel-and-eat shrimp, oysters (raw or cooked), grilled or blackened entrees and sides that include standards like coleslaw and hush puppies. A few options if you hate seafood. Cornhole on the lawn. Park at the fire station if you need to; they have an agreement. Drinks: Beachy cocktails, beer and wine.

  • Max

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    Price: $

    Locations

    • 243 W. Washington St. Athens, GA 30601. 706-286-0339 View Map

    File Under: Bars and Clubs. Features: Full bar, live music/DJs, outside seating. The Look: This bar teeters on the side of grunge and has a lot to offer. Rock out in the large venue to the right of the main bar space, play pool, air hockey or vintage arcade games in the back or enjoy the night air and possibly a DJ in the large outdoor beer garden featuring a Pabst Blue Ribbon mural. Drinks: A great variety of beers both bottled and on draft at the three full bars.

  • Mell's Place

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    Price: $

    Locations

    • 4648 Atlanta Hwy. Bogart, GA 30622. 706-548-0830 View Map

    File Under: Bars and Clubs. Features: Full bar, cash only, live music. The Look: Built in 1952, this classic bar is a great place to experience Athens outside of downtown and sing karaoke, shoot pool or learn to line dance. Drinks: A full bar with the usual domestic beer selection and generous liquor pours on classic mixed drinks.

  • Mellow Mushroom

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    Price: $$

    Locations

    • 320 E. Clayton St. Athens, GA 30601. 706-613-0892 View Map

    File Under: Italian and Pizza, Vegetarian-Friendly, Bars. Features: Catering, delivery, outside seating, trivia, take-out. Hours: Lunch, dinner and late night, seven days. The Look: Big airy space filled with psychedelic decorations. TVs for sports. Menu: This Atlanta-based chain founded in 1974 has been in Athens a long time. Lots of toppings and specialty pies, plus pretzels made with the same dough, salads, subs, calzones and munchies. Drinks: More than 40 beers on tap, including regional, craft and high-gravity brews; bottled/canned beers, too, as well wine and liquor.

  • The National

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    Price: $$$$

    Locations

    • 232 W. Hancock Ave. Athens, GA 30601. 706-549-3450 View Map

    File Under: Something Different, Bars. Features: Reservations, catering, outside seating, Wi-Fi, full bar. Hours: Lunch, Mon–Sat. Dinner, seven days. The Look: Big windows and blue-and-white oilcloth on the tables. Not intimidatingly fancy but good for date night. Menu: Spanish-Mediterranean with small plates and regular-sized entrees. The "power lunch" features an ever-changing array of healthy, colorful veggie items, but little here feels bad for you. Dinner includes classic tapas (anchovies, olives, patatas bravas), pizzettes (flatbreads), wonderful large plates (using local ingredients when possible), plus great dessert. Drinks: Wine by the glass selection is bigger and more interesting than most places, due to the Enomatic wine system. Finely crafted cocktails change seasonally. The bar has its own scene and hosts the occasional late-night dance party.

  • Normal Bar

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    Price: $

    Locations

    • 1365 Prince Ave. Athens, GA 30601. 706-548-6186 View Map

    File Under: Bars and Clubs. Features: Full bar, outside seating. The Look: Feel like a local in this neighborhood bar in Normaltown. A roomy space with plenty of seating offers a great hangout for groups. Fires in the winter, on the patio where your dog is welcome too, give a little extra coziness. Drinks: Ever-changing craft and local beers with weekly specials and handcrafted cocktails. Try a Mermaid's Tears.

  • Nowhere Bar

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    Price: $

    Locations

    • 240 N. Lumpkin St. Athens, GA 30601. 706-546-4742 View Map

    File Under: Bars and Clubs. Features: Full bar, live music. The Look: You'll find locals and students throwing darts, shooting pool and enjoying live music. Drinks: Eight beers on draft with the usual suspects behind the bar. Acclimate yourself with an O-Bomb–Bacardi, orange juice and Red Bull. 

  • The Office Lounge

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    Price: $

    Locations

    • 2455 Jefferson Road Athens, GA 30607. 706-546-0840 View Map

    File Under: Bars and Clubs. Features: Full bar, outdoor seating, live music, karaoke. The Look: In a corner of Homewood Shopping Center, The Office Lounge is a popular place for the older local crowd, with classic Athens musicians frequenting the stage most nights. Play a round of pool, shuffleboard, darts or keno. Drinks: The full bar offers inexpensive wells and domestics as well as signature cocktails like the Red Snapper, made with Crown Royal and cranberry.

  • The Old Pal

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    Price: $

    Locations

    • 1320 Prince Ave. Athens, GA 30606. 706-850-4340 View Map

    File Under: Bars and Clubs. Features: Full bar, outside seating. The Look: For an evening of the finest cocktail-sipping, The Old Pal is a favorite of locals. Set among the shops of Normaltown, the interior is old brick, tin and wood with a fireplace as the eye-catching centerpiece. Drinks: An extensive craft beer selection on draft and in bottles and cans, plus a sophisticated cocktail selection using housemade bitters and flavoring.

  • The Olive Garden

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    Price: $$

    Locations

    • 3666 Atlanta Hwy. Athens, GA 30606. 706-227-2225 View Map

    File Under: Italian and Pizza. Features: Full bar, catering. Hours: Lunch and dinner, seven days.

  • Omega Bar

    Price: $

    Locations

    • 3155 Atlanta Hwy. Athens, GA 30606. 706-338-1832 View Map

    File Under: Bars and Clubs. Features: Full bar, outside seating, live music/DJs. The Look: A huge nightclub far-flung from downtown, it's a place for "grown folks parties." There is always music flooding the joint, whether it be a DJ, live band or jazz performance. Drinks: A fully stocked bar with plenty of drink specials to keep the night going. Try their signature Omega Bomb.

  • On the Border Mexican Grill & Cantina

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    Price: $$

    Locations

    • 3640 Atlanta Hwy. Athens, GA 30606. 706-247-7290 View Map

    File Under: Mexican. Features: Full bar, catering, outside seating. Hours: Lunch and dinner, seven days.

  • On the Rocks

    Price: $

    Locations

    • 255 E. Clayton St. Athens, GA 30601. 706-354-6666 View Map

    File Under: Bars and Clubs. Features: Full bar. The Look: This no-frills college drinking spot is a great addition to your game-day pub crawl. Drinks: No draft system or specialty cocktails, but plenty of cheap domestics, wells, shooters and margaritas. 

  • Outback Steakhouse

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    Price: $$$

    Locations

    • 3585 Atlanta Hwy. Athens, GA 30606. 706-613-6015 View Map

    File Under: American. Features: Full bar, curbside pick-up. Hours: Lunch and dinner, seven days.

  • Outtakes

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    Price: $

    Locations

    • 1793 Oconee Connector Athens, GA 30606. 706-355-9122 View Map

    • 196 Alps Road Athens GA 30606. 706-546-1011

    File Under: American. Features: Beer and wine (Watkinsville), full bar (Athens). Hours: Lunch and dinner, seven days. The Look: A full-service restaurant in the University 16 Cinemas and in the newly renovated Beechwood Stadium Cinemas 10. Menu: Hamburgers, chicken sandwiches, pizzas and salads, plus Georgia Street Tacos with tilapia. Visitors can view movies in a dine-in theater with servers (one at University 16, five at Beechwood) or pick up meals ahead of time to bring into the other theatres. Drinks: Mostly domestics on drafts, imports and domestics in the bottle, wine; full bar with cocktails in Athens.

  • Ovation 12

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    Price: $

    Locations

    • 1570 Lexington Road Athens, GA 30605. 706-354-0584

    File Under: American. Features: Full bar. Hours: Lunch and dinner, seven days. The Look: Full-service dine-in experience in newly renovated Carmike Cinemas location. All 12 theaters have call buttons to order food/drink, plus bar/dining area in the lobby (where you don't have to have tickets to eat). Menu: Burgers, wraps, salads, sandwiches and more, all of it on the same level as many chain restaurants. Big helpings of ice cream and popcorn too. Drinks: Mostly domestics on drafts, imports and domestics in the bottle, wine and full bar.

  • Pauley's Original Crepe Bar

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    Price: $

    Locations

    • 134 E. Clayton St. Athens, GA 30601. 706-549-0034 View Map

    File Under: Something Different, Vegetarian-Friendly, Bars. Features: Outside seating, Wi-Fi. Hours: Lunch, dinner and late night, seven days. The Look: Long, narrow downtown space is quiet at lunch, then turns into a busy bar at night. Big TVs for sports. Menu: A bunch of different crepes, both savory and sweet, plus sandwiches, salads, dips and some bar snacks available after 11 p.m. Drinks: Over 150 beers, including 28 on tap ("Around the World Beer Club" rewards completers with a photo on the wall), wines, cocktails.

  • The Pine

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    Price: $$$

    Locations

    • 1235 S. Milledge Ave. Athens, GA 30605 . 706-208-0059

    File Under: Something Different. Features: Full bar, outdoor seating. Hours: Lunch, Tue-Sat. Dinner and late night, Tue-Sun. Weekend brunch. The Look: New South eats fueled by a visible wood-fired oven behind the long bar. Menu: Flatbreads with creative toppings make good use of the oven. Daily burger special, quinoa salad with veggies and some heartier stuff for dinner. Brunch highlights biscuits. Drinks: Five Points Bottle's owners are involved, which means a great list of beer and wine and some cocktails that might include two kinds of fancy gin, among other ingredients.

  • The Place

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    Price: $$

    Locations

    • 229 Broad St. Athens, GA 30601. 706-850-2988

    File Under: Downhome and BBQ, Bars. Features: Outside seating. Hours: Lunch and dinner, seven days. Sunday brunch. The Look: Two stories renovated beautifully in a historic downtown space, with a great bar upstairs. Menu: Southern food that updates meat-and-three standards to use lighter, healthier ingredients. There's fried chicken and there are fried pork chops, but the vegetables show off their natural flavors. The Southern bruschetta (pimento cheese on toast points with tomato and bacon) is a stand-out. Daily specials and milk and cookies for dessert. Drinks: 11 draft beers, all craft, wine, Southern-accented cocktails.

  • Porterhouse Grill

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    Price: $$$

    Locations

    • 459 E. Broad St. Athens, GA 30601. 706-369-0990 View Map

    File Under: American, Bars. Features: Reservations, outside seating, live music. Hours: Lunch, Mon–Fri. Dinner, Mon–Sat. Sunday brunch. The Look: Locally owned steakhouse is dark and quiet, a grown-up space downtown. Menu: Lunch has lots that isn't steak: fish tacos, grilled salmon BLT, turkey club, crab avocado salad. Dinner is fancier, with steaks alongside surf and turf, traditional a la carte sides and a classic wedge salad. Brunch is all-you-can-eat Southern, made-to-order omelets and pancakes, special entrees and a carving station. Drinks: Four beers on tap, long wine list, full bar.

  • Pouch Savory World of Pies

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    Price: $

    Locations

    • 151 E. Broad St. Athens, GA 30601. 706-395-6696

    File Under: Something Different, Vegetarian Friendly. Features: Counter service, take-out, full bar, outside seating. Hours: Lunch, dinner and late night, MonSat. The Look: Community tables, long bar, highboy tables and regular seating in a long space. Menu: Savory pies with fillings inspired by South Africa, Russia, Georgia, the Mediterranean, Portugal and more. Good sides, some larger entrees, sweet pies and soup and salad. Drinks: Draft beer, some cocktails, wine.

  • The Pub at Gameday

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    Price: $

    Locations

    • 251 W. Clayton St. Athens, GA 30601. 706-353-2831 View Map

    File Under: Bars and Clubs. Features: Full bar, outside seating, Wi-Fi. The Look: A spacious bar with custom woodworking and a large outdoor seating area. Offering darts, board games, Wii and TVs for watching sporting events. Monthly comedy nights. Drinks: A large selection of scotch, bourbon and over 150 beers, including many craft, high-gravity and seasonal options.

  • Rafferty's Restaurant & Bar

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    Price: $

    Locations

    • 15 Huntington Road Athens, GA 30606. 706-613-0045 View Map

    File Under: American. Features: Full bar, catering, Wi-Fi. Hours: Lunch and dinner, seven days.

  • The Rail Athens

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    Price: $

    Locations

    • 1120 Mitchell Bridge Road Athens, GA 30606. 706-354-7289 View Map

    File Under: Sandwiches, Burgers and Chicken, Bars. Features: Outside seating, live music. Hours: Lunch and dinner, seven days. Late night. The Look: A laid-back bar and grill full of pool tables, dart boards, slot machines and big-screen TVs. Trivia contests, dart league nights, pool tournaments and Texas Hold'em poker are held weekly. Menu: Typical bar food including burgers, wings, sandwiches, nachos and fries. Drinks: 15 beers on draft and a fully stocked bar.

  • Red Lobster

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    Price: $$$

    Locations

    • 1956 W. Broad St. Athens, GA 30606. 706-549-5376 View Map

    File Under: American. Features: Full bar. Hours: Lunch and dinner, seven days.

  • Redfearn Grille

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    Price: $$

    Locations

    • 197 E. Broad St. Athens, GA 30601. 706-549-4433 View Map

    File Under: American, Bars. Features: Buffet, catering. Hours: Breakfast, lunch and dinner, seven days. The Look: Inside the Holiday Inn and serving hotel guests and the public alike. Menu: Stuffed French toast, waffles, biscuit sandwiches and omelets in the morning. For lunch, take a trip to the buffet or order salads, burgers and sandwiches a la carte. Evening entrees include a New York strip steak, sun-dried tomato ravioli, fried chicken and balsamic glazed pork chops.

  • The Roadhouse

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    Locations

    • 137 N. Lumpkin St. Athens, GA 30601. 706-613-2324 View Map

    File Under: Bars and Clubs. Features: Full bar, live music, outside seating. The Look: A dive bar to the core, the Roadhouse features lots of wood interior and classic bar games to pass the time. Conveniently located next door to pizza. Drinks: "Serving hangovers since 1991," all the usual domestics and imports are behind the bar. 

  • The Rooftop

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    Price: $

    Locations

    • 215 N. Lumpkin St. Athens, GA 30601. 706-850-7670 View Map

    File Under: American, Vegetarian-Friendly, Bars. Features: Counter service, outside seating, live music. Hours: Lunch and dinner, Mon–Sat. The Look: Cool bar/restaurant on top of the historic Georgia Theatre; take the elevator up to see fantastic views. DJs and bands are booked regularly. Menu: Open both during shows and not, the Rooftop makes grass-fed burgers, a veggie banh mi, pork or tofu barbecue and a few other things ready in a jiffy. Drinks: Full bar, draft and canned/bottled beer.

  • The Rook and Pawn

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    Price: $$

    Locations

    • 294 W. Washington St. Athens, GA 30601. 706-543-5040

    File Under: Bars and Clubs, Something Different. Features: Full bar, counter service, outside seating. Hours: Lunch, dinner and late night, seven days. The Look: Board game café with a floor-to-ceiling shelf stocked with games and intimate tables in a long space. Kids under 13 play for free. Free bar games. Food: Lots of things you can eat with one hand while you roll dice with the other: panini, cold sandwiches, salads, cheese plates, bowls of salty and sweet snacks. Drinks: Rotating beers, wines and spirits, including cocktails. Coffee, tea and smoothies, too.

  • The Royal Peasant

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    Price: $$

    Locations

    • 1675 S. Lumpkin St. Athens, GA 30606 . 706-549-7920 View Map

    File Under: Something Different, Bars. Features: Outside seating. Hours: Lunch, dinner and late night, seven days. The Look: Itty-bitty English pub with a nice covered patio out front and an emphasis on "footie." Menu: The tiny kitchen turns out delicious English food: bangers and mash (sausages and perfect mashed potatoes with cabbage), a lamb burger on special, lamb vindaloo curry, housemade potato chips with blue cheese and bacon and shepherd's pie on Tuesdays, plus a couple of really good desserts. Drinks: UK beers in particular, dry ciders, craft brews, wine and whiskey.

  • Ru San's

    rusans.com

    Price: $$

    Locations

    • 196 Alps Road Athens, GA 30606. 706-552-0488 View Map

    File Under: Asian, Vegetarian-Friendly. Features: Full bar, reservations, outside seating. Hours: Lunch and dinner, seven days. The Look: Big, loud sushi bar with a heated outdoor patio. Menu: Lots of specialty rolls and sashimi and sushi combinations, all well priced. Many options if you don't do sushi, too, like noodles, rice dishes, tempura, grilled fish and more. Drinks: Premium cold sakes and cocktails with Japanese ingredients. Beer and wine, too, including four plum wines.

  • Sakura Steak House

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    Price: $$$$

    Locations

    • 3557 Atlanta Hwy. Athens, GA 30606. 706-227-0001 View Map

    File Under: Asian. Features: Full bar. Hours: Lunch and dinner, seven days. The Look: Don't let the shopping center location fool you, the inside of this Japanese restaurant is fancy. Menu: Everything is fresh and beautiful, from sushi to miso soup, not pre-packaged. Lunch specials are a great deal, with bento boxes and maki combinations. Hot pots, yaki udon and hibachi dinners. Drinks: Japanese beer, sake, cocktails, wine.

  • Sandbar

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    Price: $

    Locations

    • 220 College Ave. Athens, GA 30601. 404-919-9552 View Map

    File Under: Bars and Clubs. Features: Full bar, DJs, outside seating. The Look: Palm trees, surf boards and a relaxing beach atmosphere upstairs and a livelier dance party downstairs. Drinks: Giant "blackout buckets," frozen drinks and a full bar provide all the refreshments you need. 

  • Saucehouse Barbeque

    saucehouse.com

    Price: $

    Locations

    • 830 W. Broad St. Athens, GA 30601. 706-363-3351 View Map

    File Under: Downhome and BBQ, Bars/Clubs. Features: Full bar, catering, counter service, live music, outside seating, take-out, trivia. Hours: Breakfast, TueSun. Lunch, dinner and late night, WedSun. The Look: A wooden water tower bearing the name of the restaurant marks the spot. Parking in the back, with a big dining room, a great patio and a bar that serves a different menu. Menu: Chicken, pork, brisket, ribs, tofu, heftily topped baked potatoes; classic sides like mac and cheese, slaw and baked beans, of which you get an extra scoop when it's raining; a ton of different kinds of sauce, from white to mustard to Georgia red. Breakfast brings eggs, gravy, meats and grits. The bar has snacks like pork nachos and fried mac and cheese balls. Drinks: The bar is housed in a separate building and is open seven nights a week serving local beers, cocktails and wine with plenty of weekly specials.

  • The Savannah Room

    georgiacenter.uga.edu/uga-hotel/dining/dining-rooms/savannah-room

    Price: $$

    Locations

    • 1197 S. Lumpkin St. Athens, GA 30602. 706-542-6341 View Map

    File Under: American, Vegetarian-Friendly. Features: Full bar, Wi-Fi. Hours: Lunch, Mon–Fri. Dinner, Mon–Sat. (closed for dinner in the summer). The Look: Country club-style dining in the UGA Hotel, with attentive servers, nice tablecloths and butter mints. Menu: Southern-accented food includes standards like Celestial Chicken (breaded chicken tenders over rice pilaf with a special sauce) and strawberry ice cream pie, but also steak, grilled fish, shrimp and grits and good vegetarian choices. Sustainable options are highlighted, and parking is validated for up to two hours in the South Campus Deck.

  • Seabear Oyster Bar

    seabearoysterbar.com

    Price: $$$

    Locations

    • 297 Prince Ave. Athens, GA 30601 . 706-850-4367 View Map

    File Under: Something Different, Bars. Features: Full bar, outside seating. Hours: Daily, 3 p.m.–midnight. The Look: Beautifully appointed, intimate oyster bar in the Bottleworks. Menu: Oysters change daily and are from places familiar and not. The rest of the menu is mostly small plates: a fantastic grilled cheese; a salad of horseradish-marinated green beans with leeks, creme fraiche and smoked trout roe; mini lobster roll. Monday is vegan ramen night. Oyster deals at daily happy hours, 3–6 p.m. and 10 p.m.–midnight. Drinks: Beer, wine, absinthe, sake, serious cocktails, ever-changing punch and frozen Negronis.

  • Sr. Sol

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    Price: $$

    Locations

    • 2455 W. Broad St. Athens, GA 30606. 706-850-7112 View Map

    • 175 Tallassee Road Athens, GA 30606. 706-546-1570 View Map

    File Under: Mexican, Vegetarian-Friendly. Features: Full bar, delivery, catering, outside seating. Hours: Lunch and dinner, seven days. The Look: Tallassee location has limited seating but a few tables outside (and is attached to a gas station). Broad Street location is better for big groups. Menu: Plenty for the kids and folks who don't venture beyond the traditional arena of Mexican food, but there's also horchata to drink, real Mexican-style tacos (corn with onions, cilantro, lime and fatty meats) and an awesome hamburguesa topped with ham and pineapple. Drinks: Margaritas served frozen or on the rocks come in many flavors. Beer, too.

  • Shokitini

    shokitini.com

    Price: $$$

    Locations

    • 251 W. Clayton St. Athens, GA 30601. 706-353-7933 View Map

    File Under: Asian, Vegetarian-Friendly, Bars. Features: Outside seating, delivery. Hours: Dinner and late night, seven days. The Look: Loud, slick and with private karaoke rooms upstairs that are a big attraction. Menu: Long menu of sushi and sashimi options: nigiri, hand rolls, veggie options, house rolls and special rolls. Also fried softshell crab, dumplings, land proteins (steak, chicken), lobster, noodles and desserts. Drinks: Hot and cold sake, saketinis, wine, mostly domestic beer but a few Japanese brews.

  • Silver Dollar

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    Price: $

    Locations

    • 262 College Ave. Athens, GA 30601. 404-919-9552 View Map

    File Under: Bars and Clubs. Features: Full bar, live music/DJs, outside seating. The Look: Lodge-like decor includes a tin ceiling, taxidermy and a mountain-landscape mural spanning the wall. A spacious covered outdoor patio with a corner location for a breath of fresh air. Drinks: Plenty of cheap domestics, well drinks and daily specials.

  • Siri Thai Cuisine

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    Price: $$

    Locations

    • 367 Prince Ave. Athens, GA 30606. 706-548-7667 View Map

    • 1040 Gaines School Road Athens, GA 30605. 706-850-3500 View Map

    File Under: Asian, Vegetarian-Friendly. Features: Beer and wine, full bar (Bottleworks location), catering, delivery. Hours: Lunch and dinner, Wed–Mon. The Look: Both locations feature photos of Thailand and a slightly upscale atmosphere. Menu: Large menu, with tons of vegetarian options and many dishes that can be built around chicken, shrimp, pork, beef, seafood, tofu or vegetables. Noodles, rice entrees, soups, hot pot, salads, curries and a big Thai dessert selection. Spice level can be serious. Lunch specials. Drinks: A couple of Thai beers among the domestics, sakes and a section of organic wines. Full bar recently added at the Bottleworks location which will serve American food as well. 

  • Sister Louisa's Church

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    Price: $

    Locations

    File Under: Bars and Clubs. Features: Full bar, outside seating. The Look: Dance all night in this sarcastically, ironically, anything-but-literally, religiously-themed bar, a second branch of the famous Atlanta original. Ping-pong in the Boom Boom Room is just as fun as it sounds, and the complimentary goldfish crackers flow all night. Drinks: Fully stocked bar, known for their sangria, which is sacrilegiously delicious.

  • South Kitchen and Bar

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    Price: $$

    Locations

    • 247 E. Washington St. Athens, GA 30601. 706-395-6125

    File Under: American, Bars and Clubs. Features: Full bar. Hours: Lunch, Mon–Fri. Dinner, Mon–Sun. Sunday brunch. Late night, Fri–Sat. The Look: Beautiful historic space with vintage tile and stained glass. Menu: New South cuisine from a polished team. The deviled eggs incorporate Masala curry. The tater tots are made with duck jus. Small plates and large ones. Brunch has egg scramblers and meaty skillets, plus pancakes and special cocktails. Drinks: Draft beers in full or half pours, good wines by the glass (and bottle) and regularly changing craft cocktails with housemade ingredients.

  • Southern Standard

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    Price: $

    Locations

    • 166 E. Clayton St. Athens, GA 30601. 706-395-6001

    File Under: Bars and Clubs. Features: Full bar, outdoor seating. The Look: Southern-themed with an upscale touch. Drinks: Full bar with cheap domestics and wells. Check the board for a long list of specialty cocktails at well prices. 

  • Stonewall's

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    Price: $

    Locations

    • 142 N. Jackson St. Athens, GA 30601. No # specified. View Map

    File Under: Bars and Clubs. Features: Full bar, live music/DJs, outdoor seating. The Look: Named for the famous Confederate general. Upstairs you'll find a venue space where DJs and bands play regularly, and an outdoor patio nestled among the brick walls of downtown. Drinks: The full bar has daily specials on brews and shots. Try a Southern-themed specialty cocktail, such as the Ms. Jackson or the Stoner.

  • Sundown Saloon

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    Price: $

    Locations

    • 50 Gaines School Road Athens, GA 30605. 706-850-1177 View Map

    File Under: Bars and Clubs. Features: Full bar, live music, outside seating, Wi-Fi. The Look: A local watering hole for Eastside Athens residents, this country bar maintains a Western saloon feel. DJs and live music play regularly, games like darts and pool. Drinks: The usual collection of domestics and wells behind the bar. 

  • Taco Stand

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    Price: $

    Locations

    • 2230 Barnett Shoals Road Athens, GA 30605. 706-549-5481 View Map

    • 247 E. Broad St. Athens, GA 30601. 706-549-1446 View Map

    • 670 N. Milledge Ave. Athens, GA 30601. 706-549-2894 View Map

    File Under: Mexican, Vegetarian-Friendly. Features: Full bar (Broad St.), beer (Milledge Ave. and Eastside), outside seating (Broad St. and Milledge Ave.). Hours: Lunch and dinner, seven days. The Look: The original location on Milledge is the most spartan but has its own charm. Downtown is big and open, with sports on TV. Eastside is in a strip mall but clean and neat. Menu: Tacos (derr), but also burritos (with meat, chicken, tofu, beans), giant Mega Nachos, veggie chili in the cooler months and wonderfully simple quesadillas (with onions and jalapenos). Don't expect a plate. Slight menu variations among locations. Drinks: Frozen margaritas downtown; beer at the other two.

  • Taqueria Del Sol

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    Price: $

    Locations

    • 334 Prince Ave. Athens, GA 30601. 706-353-3890 View Map

    File Under: Mexican. Features: Full bar, catering, counter service, outside seating. Hours: Lunch, Mon–Sat. Dinner, Tue–Sat. The Look: Atlanta-based chef-crafted taqueria in a wonderfully renovated gas station. Menu: This location of the franchise is run by the original owners, with an eye toward consistency and quality. The menu is small, but everything is good, and a few fun specials change weekly. Pork, brisket, fried chicken, carnitas, fish and veggie tacos are small and intensely flavored. Guacamole is made fresh. Everything runs like a top. Drinks: High-end tequilas, bottled beers.

  • Taqueria El Agave

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    Price: $

    Locations

    • 1280 Oconee St. Athens, GA 30605. 706-549-2639 View Map

    File Under: Mexican, Vegetarian-Friendly. Features: Full bar. Hours: Lunch and dinner, seven days. The Look: Lots of booths, bar in the back, soccer on the TV. Menu: Some Americanized Mexican standards but also Mexican tacos (lengua, al pastor), seafood, aguas frescas and weekend specials including menudo and seafood soups. Drinks: Mexican beers, margaritas.

  • Taqueria La Parrilla

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    Price: $$

    Locations

    • 1431 Capital Ave. Watkinsville, GA 30677. 706-310-9991 View Map

    • 2439 Jefferson Road Athens, GA 30607. 706-549-4977 View Map

    • 855 Gaines School Road Athens, GA 30605. 706-548-5040 View Map

    • 473 US Hwy. 29 N. Athens, GA. No # specified

    File Under: Mexican, Vegetarian-Friendly. Features: Full bar (Jefferson Road and Gaines School Road), beer and wine (Watkinsville), delivery, catering, outside seating. Hours: Lunch and dinner, seven days. The Look: Family-friendly Mexican restaurant with festive decor. Menu: Lots of friendly standards, well executed, like big burritos to which you can add cheese dip, tons of vegetarian options, taco salads, fajitas and combo after combo. There are also Jarritos, a low-cal menu, Mexican tacos, sopes and tortas. Something for everyone and great for big groups. Drinks: Margaritas, Mexican beers, regular bottled stuff, pitchers.

  • Taqueria Tsunami

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    Price: $

    Locations

    • 1791 Oconee Connector Athens, GA 30606. 706-353-0040

    • 320 E. Clayton St. Athens, GA 30601. 706-621-7999 View Map

    File Under: Asian, Mexican and South American, Vegetarian Friendly. Features: Outside seating, take-out, full bar. Hours: Lunch and dinner, seven days. The Look: Small Atlanta-based chain with two of six locations in Athens. Menu: Asian/Latin fusion tacos: bulgogi and shiitake; teriyaki chicken with pineapple pico de gallo; tofu with sesame-soy vinaigrette; more. Apps, bowls and salads, too.

  • Tlaloc El Mexicano Restaurant

    Price: $$

    Locations

    • 1225 N. Chase St. Athens, GA 30601. 706-613-9301 View Map

    File Under: Mexican and Latin American. Features: Full bar, outside seating. Hours: Breakfast, lunch and dinner, seven days. The Look: Brightly colored cinder-block building near the loop on Chase Street; some picnic tables outside by the substation. Menu: Named for the Aztec rain god, this restaurant has a cult following for its Central American specialties and real-deal Mexican food. Pupusas, massive tortas, regular specials and fantastic mole. Breakast starts at 9 a.m. and features eggs, beans and pork products. Drinks: Margaritas, beer.

  • Toppers International Showbar

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    Price: $

    Locations

    • 100 N. Jackson St. Athens, GA 30601. 706-613-0504 View Map

    File Under: Bars and Clubs. Features: Full bar, exotic dancing. The Look: Athens' own exotic dancing bar is in the middle of downtown, convenient to the rest of your bar hopping. Special shows like the male revue happen often. Watch a game on a large screen TV or play a game of pool. Drinks: Champagne, shots, brews or specialty cocktails from the full bar. Prices for the high rollers and the budget drinkers alike. 

  • Transmetropolitan

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    Locations

    • 145 E. Clayton St. Athens, GA 30601. 706-613-8773 View Map

    File Under: Italian and Pizza, Vegetarian-Friendly, Bars. Features: Outside seating, art. Hours: Lunch, Mon–Sat. Dinner, seven days. Sunday brunch. The Look: Pizza with table service. Big bar upstairs plus rooms for private parties. Menu: Large thin-crust slices that aren't as floppy as classic New York-style 'za and have a puffier crust at the edge. Lots of toppings and specialty pies. Also: pastas, salads, panini, burgers and delicious oven-roasted potatoes with plenty of garlic. Omelets and scramblers for brunch. Drinks: Draft beer, craft beer in bottles/cans, wine, build-your-own-Bloody-Mary bar on Sunday.

  • Trappeze Pub

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    Price: $$

    Locations

    • 269 W. Washington St. Athens, GA 30601 . 706-543-8997 View Map

    File Under: Something Different, Vegetarian-Friendly, Bars. Features: Outside seating, Wi-Fi. Hours: Lunch, dinner and late night, seven days. Weekend brunch. The Look: High ceilings, plenty of character, not just a bar. Menu: Fun snacks but also plenty of real meals. Stuff for people who love bacon, and tasty choices for vegetarians and vegans, all executed with a great sense of fun and a tendency to big flavors. Lunch specials are a good deal. Drinks: Serious beer, with more than 200 well-described options in the bottle and 30 on tap, in every category you can imagine, plus wine and nice cocktails from Highwire Lounge (under the same ownership and accessible through a door).

  • Utage Athens Sushi Bar

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    Price: $$

    Locations

    • 440 E. Clayton St. Athens, GA 30601. 706-227-9339 View Map

    File Under: Asian, Vegetarian-Friendly, Bars. Features: Reservations, delivery. Hours: Lunch, Mon–Fri. Dinner, seven days. The Look: A long sushi bar plus tables lit by twinkling star lights. Menu: Lunch combos get you a lot for a little. There are many specialty rolls on the menu, but the nigiri is what shines. Udon and ramen are great if you want something heartier, and there's tonkatsu, teriyaki, fried rice and kids' specials that come with a scoop of ice cream. Drinks: Hot and cold sake, Japanese (and American) beers, wine, sake bombs and martinis.

  • Walker's Coffee & Pub

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    Price: $

    Locations

    • 128 College Ave. Athens, GA 30601. 706-543-1433 View Map

    File Under: Coffee Houses and Bakeries, Bars, Sandwiches, Burgers and Chicken. Features: Outside seating, counter service, art, Wi-Fi. Hours: Open seven days. The Look: Big space turns from a coffeehouse into a bar at night. Menu: The a.m. brings locally roasted coffees, pastries, bagels, breakfast burritos and drunken waffles (Guinness and chocolate chips). Afternoon means sandwiches, quesadillas and nice compact burgers. Drinks: Six beers on draft and over 70 in bottles, including many microbrews.

  • Whiskey Bent

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    Price: $

    Locations

    • 335 E. Clayton St. Athens, GA 30601. 706-548-8899 View Map

    File Under: Bars and Clubs. Features: DJs/live music, outside seating. The Look: Sister bar to Half Moon Pub and Flanagan's, this college drinking spot is known for its rambunctious patrons. Enjoy the large outdoor patio in the middle of the downtown street bustle. Drinks: Whiskey, whiskey and more whiskey. You'll also find a full bar with brews and wells. Daily specials posted on twitter. 

  • Wonderbar

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    Price: $

    Locations

    • 240 E. Washington St. Athens, GA 30601. No # specified View Map

    File Under: Bars and Clubs. Features: Full bar, outside seating, arcade games. The Look: If you want more than just a drink, this gamers haven has you covered. Vintage arcade games, video game consoles and old-school board games will keep you entertained until late into the night. A few snacks are served to help you keep up the gaming energy. Drinks: The usual full bar, but with specialty cocktails such as Yoo-hoo Mudslides and Sour Patch Kids shots.

  • Woodford

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    Price: $

    Locations

    • 120 E. Washington St. Athens, GA 30601. 404-271-8440

    File Under: Bars and Clubs. Featuring: Full bar, outside seating. The Look: Woodford has a hip, upscale feel with Edison lightbulbs, digital murals, a cool backlit bar and a nice indoor/outdoor seating area. This place caters to the older college crowd. Drinks: Focusing on craft and draft beer and specialty cocktails. 

  • The World Famous

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    Price: $

    Locations

    • 351 N. Hull St. Athens GA 30601. 706-543-4002 View Map

    File Under: American, Bars, Vegetarian-Friendly. Features: Counter service, live music/DJs, art, full bar. Hours: Lunch, dinner and late night, seven days. The Look: Bright and cute, with funky art and fresh flowers. Menu: Smart bar food: pork steamed buns, poutine, tofu lettuce wraps (no, really!) and a stellar version of chicken and waffles that is neither too sweet nor too soggy. Home football games for Georgia bring early hours and tasty breakfast specials. Drinks: Creative but not intimidating cocktails, well-priced beer (including lots of canned craft brews), wine, housemade nonalcoholic sodas.